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by AstroDude
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: hassle-free polar alignment
Replies: 3
Views: 562

hassle-free polar alignment

Tired of wasting time getting your polar alignment done, while trying to reach down to 00:00:05 arc/sec instead of 4 arc/min.. Have you had enough of using ASPA and your still way off, or bending over twisting your neck looking through the polar scope and winging it, or even the tedious Drift alignm...
by AstroDude
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: How do I?
Topic: hassle-free polar alignment SC 3.2 Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 64

hassle-free polar alignment SC 3.2 Pro

Tired of wasting time getting your polar alignment done down to 00:00:05 arc/sec instead of 4 arc/min..

try this new Sharpcap 3.2 Pro polar align software.

https://youtu.be/ivlgbgNIeTU

Thought i would share your software Robin , on Youtube ...

Mitch/ Astrodude
by AstroDude
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: Another Offset Question
Replies: 76
Views: 5211

Re: Another Offset Question

Hi, Brian ... last night after shooting ic1848 in sgp 180 sec gain 1000 offset 50... it clouded over so i started my darks , changing nothing. the first frame came out with 54 ADU and a Max of 4094.. so im like what the !! so i went outside tarped up the whole image train and did another 1 ..... sam...
by AstroDude
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

Hi Brian , i know chuck well , we talk all the time , his answer is " im using an ASI 1600 MM Pro TEC so my setting probably won't work with your hypercam""
ive done the eyeball focusing , it also is an option but, it defeats the 500$ electric focuser. lol

thanks ,


Mitch
by AstroDude
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IC 1848 in Ha
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: IC 1848 in Ha

HI Brain and Dave , again ... lol to continue on this topic of gain / offset in NB imaging , ive included some Wizard shots from last night. singles in SHO . Gain 400 / offset 120 300 sec . No darks / NO flats / no BIas , only done for the purpose of trying all the new gear connected... AA183M hyper...
by AstroDude
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

Hey Brian , let me clarify all of the above in the shortest possible way. 1- with NB imaging gain and offset and exposures are not the same as OSC. 2- if my Gain /Offset/Expo are not long enough Pixinsight reports the above ( no stars) Not so in DSS.but still very low count ( 3-8) 3- the ADU is to l...
by AstroDude
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

well on the Brain validation i haven't heard anything from anyone, so i'm going to assume you should do a NB sensor analysis with full filters on! then see if that is the way to go with NB SHO... it probably wont work , but it worth a try... otherwise its a trial and error and see and wait while cha...
by AstroDude
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

Hey Guys , now that we have covered the section on OSC hypercam gain/ exposures... we have a new set of issues to work out.! NB_SHO imaging AA183MM i ran the Brain 2 nights ago and it reported = failed to find any exposure in 300 sec using the Ha filters Gain at 400 to start and 40 offset. the image...
by AstroDude
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

Sounds Good Dave will do... going to run ther brain then image ... then use what iwant to use then see how the same target turns out in the wash as a compare. the BRain says: Gain 400 offset 0 x 98 sec subs for 3 hours . my take is Gain 600 offset 50 x 240 sec x 6 hours ... will see. Mitch
by AstroDude
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Deep Sky Imaging
Topic: To Gain or not to overGain
Replies: 37
Views: 2051

Re: To Gain or not to overGain

markmac99 wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Astrodude - the setting is in Sharpcap.

I had it on, and it probably explains why my images were unstackable!
Done!!! is was checked mark ...